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1: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 27 June

1. Hon RICHARD PREBBLE to the Prime Minister: Is it correct that she has not met Christine Rankin, the Chief Executive of the Department of Work and Income, in the eighteen months that she has been Prime Minister; if so, what assurance can she give ...

2: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 27 June

Today's questions of the day concerned: Christine Rankin And The PM – Industry Training – Christine Rankin And Maharey – NZ Schools Report – NZ Post Board - Regional Rail Services – NZ Post And South Africa – Rail Services – Otago Health Services – Oceans ...

3: Images: Fair Trade Campaigners Protest Starbucks

Today in Christchurch the young and the old joined the Global Day of Action Against Starbucks. The Fair Trade campaigners from Trade Aid, the Green Party and Business for Social Responsibility protested against what has been labelled sweatshop coffee, ...

4: The Thalidomide Of Genetic Engineering

By the end of the 1980s some millions of people, mostly in North America, were supplementing their diet with L-tryptophan, an essential amino-acid present in proteins of any normal diet.

5: Greens - 'Save Rail' By Keeping Out Of Koru Clubs

"If Green MPs Sue Kedgley and Rod Donald really want to 'Save Rail,' they should get out of their Koru Club Lounges and use the rail services they want everyone else to pay for, rather than forcing others to pay for something they never use," ...

6: National Radio Midday Report

Papua New Guinea – Rail Sale – Christine Rankin – NZ Post Board – Probation Officers – Waterfront Dispute – Macedonian Riots – Wahid – Ship Of Liberians – AIDS Conference – Immigration Report – Missing Man – Bird Centre

7: Government Must Resist Railway Blackmail

The Government must not fall for blackmail or closure threats from railway companies, ACT Transport Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today.

8: Stateside with Rosalea: I Hear The Cottonwoods

According to Monday morning's newscast, a million people lined the streets of San Francisco to watch the Gay Pride parade on Sunday. Not me. I was camping up near Yuba Pass on the Sierra Nevada. Talk about living dangerously - I was an intern. ...

9: South Auckland Statistics Staggering

More than 50% of South Auckland babies are hospitalised in their first year of life according to Roger McClay, Commissioner for Children. He revealed this reprehensible statistic as a reason why Paid Parental Leave should be introduced without delay.

10: NZ – Home Of The Newest Hard Rock In The World

The newest Hard Rock Cafe in the world officially opened in Queenstown last Friday, 22 June.

11: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 26 June

Today's questions of the day concerned: Steve Maharey On Christine Rankin – Jobs Outlook – NZ Post Board Stoush – NCEA – Digital Divide In Schools – Ken Douglas On Kiwi Bank – TVNZ – Ben Smart And Olivia Hope – Passenger Services Rail Sale – Witness ...

12: Scoop Feedback: Governmental Bigotry Unleashed

If only one quarter of the allegations voiced in the Employment Court by Michael Quigy in his opening statement and later by Christine Rankin are true, it just goes to show the depth of bigotry and overall absence of any sense of decency inherent ...

13: New Parameters For One-Off Payments

State Services Minister Trevor Mallard today announced new parameters and guidelines that will govern the use of one-off performance payments and other special payments in the State sector.

14: Energy Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Latest Data

The latest annual report on New Zealand's energy sector greenhouse gas emissions shows a 2 percent increase in gross carbon dioxide emissions between 1999 and 2000.

15: Cannabis (almost) on Energy Agenda

A two day conference on cleaner vehicle emmissions "New Zealand Road to Cleaner Air" commencing today may consider the implementation of horticulturally derived fuels such as bio-diesel made from cannabis-hemp.

16: David Miller: Ten Year Old Killers

The abduction and murder of toddler James Bulger in 1993 shocked people in the United Kingdom and around the world. His killers were quickly arrested, charged, found guilty and incarcerated, however that was only the beginning of the issue. The problem with ...

17: Child Abuse Claims Misleading

"Merepeka Raukawa-Tait's claims that child abuse by women is increasing is extremely misleading. It is the recognition, and not the incidence, of such abuse that is rising", FARE spokesperson Darryl Ward said today. He was commenting on Raukawa-Tait's comments ...

18: “Harry Potter” Trailer Cinema Premiere

The theatrical trailer for the year’s most-anticipated family film - “Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone” will make its cinema screen debut in New Zealand for the first time on Thursday, April 5.

19: New 'Human Wrongs' Commissar A Helengrad Nanny

Libertarianz Leader Peter Cresswell expressed disgust today at the ignorance of the Chief Commissar of the Human Wrongs Commissariat, politically correct appointee Rosslyn Noonan, who claims: "Access to the telecommunications network is a human right."

20: GST Changes For Electronic Commerce Proposed

The Government is proposing changes to ensure GST does not unfairly disadvantage New Zealand service industries.

21: Businesses for Social Responsibility - Cullen Spch

Last year, on behalf of the Prime Minister, I had the privilege of opening your August conference. It is a pleasure to be back with you today.

22: Rail Passenger Service Cuts Risk Fragmentation

The Green Party is brokering a cross-party accord between MPs, local body leaders and stakeholders such as tourism operators in an attempt to keep five axed or threatened rail passenger services running.

23: Ms Prendergast To Further Her Mayoral Campaign

Last night I attended the women only Safety meeting held at the Wellington Town Hall organised by the YWCA and More FM. The Wellington Police and the Self -Defence network were invited to speak and Kerry Prendergast from the Wellington City Council spoke ...

24: Ready To Talk With Rail Owners

The government would meet with the likely buyers of the Tranz Scenic network as soon as possible, Transport Minister Mark Gosche said today.

25: Appalling sexist behaviour must not be tolerated

The sexist and intimidatory behaviour by Cabinet Minister Steve Maharey and the head of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Mark Prebble must surely be sackable offences, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.

26: Hydro Lakes – Weekly Update

The latest information on hydroelectric lake levels supplied to Energy Minister Pete Hodgson shows a further slight increase in storage from modest inflows. Mr Hodgson is getting regular information on hydro lake storage and is releasing weekly updates.

27: Court of Christine Rankin cavorts at our expense

Winz Chief Executive Christine Rankin starred in a Michael-Jackson type performance at a senior manager's conference, dressed in an extravagant costume and descending from the ceiling on a flying rig said Alliance spokesperson on Social Welfare, Grant ...

28: Strong Greens support for Maori Television Channel

The Green Party is challenging the Government to finalise arrangements of the Maori TV channel and to work more closely with the mandated negotiating team, Te Awhiorangi Te Reo Maori Television Trust.

29: Minister Spells Out Trade Policy Principles

New Zealand's trade policy was firmly aimed at benefiting its citizens, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today.

30: Katya Rivas: The Summit of Love: Humility

To humble yourself before others is an effective way to advance that produces vigorous effects on the Divine Love. But to humble yourself means to know your own nothingness, not with empty words, but truly how it is.

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